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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798846/characterization-and-analysis-of-real-time-capillary-convective-pcr-toward-commercialization
#1
Xianbo Qiu, Shiyin Zhang, Lanju Mei, Di Wu, Qi Guo, Ke Li, Shengxiang Ge, Xiangzhong Ye, Ningshao Xia, Michael G Mauk
Almost all the reported capillary convective polymerase chain reaction (CCPCR) systems to date are still limited to research use stemming from unresolved issues related to repeatability, reliability, convenience, and sensitivity. To move CCPCR technology forward toward commercialization, a couple of critical strategies and innovations are discussed here. First, single- and dual-end heating strategies are analyzed and compared between each other. Especially, different solutions for dual-end heating are proposed and discussed, and the heat transfer and fluid flow inside the capillary tube with an optimized dual-end heating strategy are analyzed and modeled...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790814/bacteriological-incidence-in-pneumonia-patients-with-pulmonary-emphysema-a-bacterial-floral-analysis-using-the-16s-ribosomal-rna-gene-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid
#2
Keisuke Naito, Kei Yamasaki, Kazuhiro Yatera, Kentaro Akata, Shingo Noguchi, Toshinori Kawanami, Kazumasa Fukuda, Takashi Kido, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Hiroshi Mukae
Pulmonary emphysema is an important radiological finding in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, but bacteriological differences in pneumonia patients according to the severity of emphysematous changes have not been reported. Therefore, we evaluated the bacteriological incidence in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of pneumonia patients using cultivation and a culture-independent molecular method. Japanese patients with community-acquired pneumonia (83) and healthcare-associated pneumonia (94) between April 2010 and February 2014 were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775271/mutations-driving-airborne-transmission-of-a-h5n1-virus-in-mammals-cause-substantial-attenuation-in-chickens-only-when-combined
#3
Mathilde Richard, Sander Herfst, Judith M A van den Brand, Dennis de Meulder, Pascal Lexmond, Theo M Bestebroer, Ron A M Fouchier
A/H5N1 influenza viruses pose a threat to human and animal health. A fully avian A/H5N1 influenza virus was previously shown to acquire airborne transmissibility between ferrets upon accumulation of five or six substitutions that affected three traits: polymerase activity, hemagglutinin stability and receptor binding. Here, the impact of these traits on A/H5N1 virus replication, tissue tropism, pathogenesis and transmission was investigated in chickens. The virus containing all substitutions associated with transmission in mammals was highly attenuated in chickens...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769016/favipiravir-t-705-a-broad-spectrum-inhibitor-of-viral-rna-polymerase
#4
Yousuke Furuta, Takashi Komeno, Takaaki Nakamura
Favipiravir (T-705; 6-fluoro-3-hydroxy-2-pyrazinecarboxamide) is an anti-viral agent that selectively and potently inhibits the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) of RNA viruses. Favipiravir was discovered through screening chemical library for anti-viral activity against the influenza virus by Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. Favipiravir undergoes an intracellular phosphoribosylation to be an active form, favipiravir-RTP (favipiravir ribofuranosyl-5'-triphosphate), which is recognized as a substrate by RdRp, and inhibits the RNA polymerase activity...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768860/zinc-finger-containing-cellular-transcription-corepressor-zbtb25-promotes-influenza-virus-rna-transcription-and-is-a-target-for-zinc-ejector-drugs
#5
Shu-Chuan Chen, King-Song Jeng, Michael M C Lai
Influenza A virus (IAV) replication relies on an intricate interaction between virus and host cells. How the cellular proteins are usurped for IAV replication remains largely obscure. The aim of this study was to search for novel and potential cellular factors that participate in IAV replication. ZBTB25, a transcription repressor of a variety of cellular genes, was identified by an RNAi genomic library screening. Depletion of ZBTB25 significantly reduced IAV production. Conversely, overexpression of ZBTB25 enhanced it...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763071/prevalence-of-respiratory-viruses-in-wheezing-children-not-older-than-24-months-of-age
#6
Martín Bedolla-Barajas, Hilda Montero, Jaime Morales-Romero, Adriana Landa-Cardeña, Jahaziel Díaz, Netzahualpilli Delgado-Figueroa, Luis Gustavo Orozco-Alatorre
INTRODUCTION: Wheezing in children not older than 24 months of age is a frequent event, and viruses are usually the causative agents. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of respiratory viruses in wheezing children who were not older than 24 months of age and who had no history of asthma. METHODS: Fifty-five Mexican children were included in an analytical cross-sectional study. Nasal secretions were obtained by using sterile rayon-tipped applicators to identify the virus by polymerase chain reaction or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction: adenovirus, bocavirus, human rhinovirus, influenza virus type A, human metapneumovirus, parainfluenza, rhinovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus...
May 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758638/influenza-virus-recruits-host-protein-kinase-c-to-control-assembly-and-activity-of-its-replication-machinery
#7
Arindam Mondal, Anthony R Dawson, Gregory K Potts, Elyse C Freiberger, Steven F Baker, Lindsey A Moser, Kristen A Bernard, Joshua J Coon, Andrew Mehle
Influenza virus expresses transcripts early in infection and transitions towards genome replication at later time points. This process requires de novo assembly of the viral replication machinery, large ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs) composed of the viral polymerase, genomic RNA and oligomeric nucleoprotein (NP). Despite the central role of RNPs during infection, the factors dictating where and when they assemble are poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that human protein kinase C (PKC) family members regulate RNP assembly...
July 31, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757025/epidemiology-and-molecular-detection-of-equine-herpesviruses-in-western-algeria-in-2011
#8
F Laabassi, E Hue, C Fortier, E Morilland, L Legrand, A Hans, S Pronost
An episode of acute equine respiratory infection was reported in western Algeria (Tiaret province) between February and March 2011, affecting a large population of horses. Nasal swabs (n=100) were taken from horses aged between 1 and 27 years, presenting with cough and mucopurulent nasal discharge. The prevalence of equine respiratory virus infections was examined using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). One, or more, of four equine respiratory viruses were detected in the nasal swabs of 90 of 100 horses (90%) and the detection rate of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1), equine herpesvirus type 4 (EHV-4), equine herpesvirus type 2 (EHV-2) and equine herpesvirus type 5 (EHV-5) were 2%, 14%, 90% and 75%, respectively...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756637/sputum-bacteriology-and-clinical-response-to-antibiotics-in-moderate-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#9
Seung Won Ra, Yong Soo Kwon, Sung Ho Yoon, Chi Young Jung, Ju Sang Kim, Hye Sook Choi, Seungsoo Sheen, Hun Gyu Hwang, Ji-Hyun Lee, Tae-Hyung Kim
BACKGROUND: Presence of purulent sputum during an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is considered sufficient indication for starting empirical antibiotics. We investigated the relationship between detection of potentially pathogenic bacteria (PPB) using sputum culture or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and clinical response and sought the risk factors for PPB growth. METHODS: In 342 outpatients with AECOPD, we compared detection rates of H...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744280/amino-acid-substitution-k470r-in-the-nucleoprotein-increases-the-virulence-of-h5n1-influenza-a-virus-in-mammals
#10
Lin Chen, Chengmin Wang, Jing Luo, Meng Li, Huimin Liu, Na Zhao, Jingjing Huang, Xili Zhu, Guoyao Ma, Guohui Yuan, Hongxuan He
H5N1 is a highly pathogenic influenza A virus (IAV) and poses a major threat to the public health. The nucleoprotein (NP) has a multiple functions during the viral life cycle, however, the precise role of NP mutants in viral replication and pathogenicity is not completely understood. Here, we attempted to identify five residues in NP that may contribute to viral replication or pathogenicity. Of these, K227R, K229R, and K470R viruses were successfully rescued by reverse genetic, but the K91R and K198R viruses were not viable...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738877/unexpected-complexity-in-the-interference-activity-of-a-cloned-influenza-defective-interfering-rna
#11
Bo Meng, Kirsten Bentley, Anthony C Marriott, Paul D Scott, Nigel J Dimmock, Andrew J Easton
BACKGROUND: Defective interfering (DI) viruses are natural antivirals made by nearly all viruses. They have a highly deleted genome (thus being non-infectious) and interfere with the replication of genetically related infectious viruses. We have produced the first potential therapeutic DI virus for the clinic by cloning an influenza A DI RNA (1/244) which was derived naturally from genome segment 1. This is highly effective in vivo, and has unexpectedly broad-spectrum activity with two different modes of action: inhibiting influenza A viruses through RNA interference, and all other (interferon-sensitive) respiratory viruses through stimulating interferon type I...
July 24, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738865/avian-influenza-h9n2-virus-isolated-from-air-samples-in-lpms-in-jiangxi-china
#12
Xiaoxu Zeng, Mingbin Liu, Heng Zhang, Jingwen Wu, Xiang Zhao, Wenbing Chen, Lei Yang, Fenglan He, Guoyin Fan, Dayan Wang, Haiying Chen, Yuelong Shu
BACKGROUND: Recently, avian influenza virus has caused repeated worldwide outbreaks in humans. Live Poultry Markets (LPMs) play an important role in the circulation and reassortment of novel Avian Influenza Virus (AIVs). Aerosol transmission is one of the most important pathways for influenza virus to spread among poultry, from poultry to mammals, and among mammals. METHODS: In this study, air samples were collected from LPMs in Nanchang city between April 2014 and March 2015 to investigate possible aerosol transmission of AIVs...
July 24, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737040/potential-of-small-molecule-fungal-metabolites-in-antiviral-chemotherapy
#13
REVIEW
Biswajit G Roy
Various viral diseases, such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, influenza, and hepatitis, have emerged as leading causes of human death worldwide. Scientific endeavor since invention of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase of pox virus in 1967 resulted in better understanding of virus replication and development of various novel therapeutic strategies. Despite considerable advancement in every facet of drug discovery process, development of commercially viable, safe, and effective drugs for these viruses still remains a big challenge...
August 2017: Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730155/surveillance-study-of-influenza-occurrence-and-immunity-in-a-wisconsin-cohort-during-the-2009-pandemic
#14
Chia-Yun Lo, Susan L Strobl, Kimberly Dunham, Wei Wang, Lucy Stewart, Julia A Misplon, Mayra Garcia, Jin Gao, Tatsuhiko Ozawa, Graeme E Price, Jose Navidad, Steve Gradus, Sanjib Bhattacharyya, Cecile Viboud, Maryna C Eichelberger, Carol D Weiss, Jack Gorski, Suzanne L Epstein
BACKGROUND: Antibody and T-cell immunity to conserved influenza virus antigens can protect animals against infection with diverse influenza strains. Although immunity against conserved antigens occurs in humans, whether such responses provide cross-protection in humans and could be harnessed as the basis for universal influenza vaccines is controversial. The 2009 pandemic provided an opportunity to investigate whether pre-existing cross-reactive immunity affected susceptibility to infection...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719323/burden-and-seasonality-of-viral-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-among-outpatients-in-southern-sri-lanka
#15
David Shapiro, Champica K Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Jeremy Hsiang, Bradley Nicholson, Aruna Dharshan De Silva, Truls Østbye, Megan E Reller, Christopher W Woods, L Gayani Tillekeratne
In tropical and subtropical settings, the epidemiology of viral acute respiratory tract infections varies widely between countries. We determined the etiology, seasonality, and clinical presentation of viral acute respiratory tract infections among outpatients in southern Sri Lanka. From March 2013 to January 2015, we enrolled outpatients presenting with influenza-like illness (ILI). Nasal/nasopharyngeal samples were tested in duplicate using antigen-based rapid influenza testing and multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for respiratory viruses...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717324/investigation-of-avian-influenza-infection-in-wild-birds-in-ismailia-and-damietta-cities-egypt
#16
Hanaa Mohamed Fadel, Rabab Afifi
AIM: This study was carried out to monitor avian influenza (AI) infection in wild birds in Egypt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 135 wild birds were examined for the presence of H5, H7, and H9 hemagglutination inhibition antibodies. Organs and swab samples of 75 birds were screened by multiplex real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) to detect AI subtypes H5, H7, and H9 matrix genes. RESULTS: The highest seropositive result was recorded in cattle egrets (90...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709841/characterization-of-susceptibility-variants-of-poliovirus-grown-in-the-presence-of-favipiravir
#17
Tohru Daikoku, Mineyuki Mizuguchi, Takayuki Obita, Takeshi Yokoyama, Yoshihiro Yoshida, Masaya Takemoto, Kimiyasu Shiraki
BACKGROUND: T-705 (favipiravir) is a potent inhibitor of RNA-dependent RNA polymerases of influenza viruses and no favipiravir-resistant virus has been isolated. Poliovirus RNA polymerase has been well characterized and isolation of resistant virus was examined in poliovirus. METHODS: Susceptibility variants of poliovirus I (Sabin strain) were isolated during passages in the presence of favipiravir and characterized for their susceptibility and the sequence of RNA polymerase...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676793/immune-responses-of-chickens-infected-with-wild-bird-origin-h5n6-avian-influenza-virus
#18
Shimin Gao, Yinfeng Kang, Runyu Yuan, Haili Ma, Bin Xiang, Zhaoxiong Wang, Xu Dai, Fumin Wang, Jiajie Xiao, Ming Liao, Tao Ren
Since April 2014, new infections of H5N6 avian influenza virus (AIV) in humans and domestic poultry have caused considerable economic losses in the poultry industry and posed an enormous threat to human health worldwide. In previous research using gene sequence and phylogenetic analysis, we reported that H5N6 AIV isolated in February 2015 (ZH283) in Pallas's sandgrouse was highly similar to that isolated in a human in December 2015 (A/Guangdong/ZQ874/2015), whereas a virus (i.e., SW8) isolated in oriental magpie-robin in 2014 was highly similar to that of A/chicken/Dongguan/2690/2013 (H5N6)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666191/exploring-the-cycloheptathiophene-3-carboxamide-scaffold-to-disrupt-the-interactions-of-the-influenza-polymerase-subunits-and-obtain-potent-anti-influenza-activity
#19
Jenny Desantis, Giulio Nannetti, Serena Massari, Maria Letizia Barreca, Giuseppe Manfroni, Violetta Cecchetti, Giorgio Palù, Laura Goracci, Arianna Loregian, Oriana Tabarrini
With the aim to identify small molecules able to disrupt PA-PB1 subunits interaction of influenza virus (flu) RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, and based on previous structural and computational information, in this paper we have designed and synthesized a new series of cycloheptathiophene-3-carboxamide (cHTC) derivatives. Their biological evaluation led to highlight important structural insights along with new interesting compounds, such as the 2-hydroxybenzamido derivatives 29, 31, and 32, and the 4-aminophenyl derivative 54, which inhibited viral growth in the low micromolar range (EC50 = 0...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664296/rapid-virulence-shift-of-an-h5n2-avian-influenza-virus-during-a-single-passage-in-mice
#20
Jeong-Hyun Nam, Sang-Mu Shim, Eun-Jung Song, Erica Españo, Dae-Gwin Jeong, Daesub Song, Jeong-Ki Kim
Influenza A viruses must undergo adaptation to acquire virulence in new host species. In mouse models, host adaptation for virulence is generally performed through 5 to 20 lung-to-lung passages. However, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (e.g., H5N1 and H7N7 subtypes) have been observed to acquire virulence in mice after only a few in vivo passages. In this study, a low-pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 virus, A/Aquatic Bird/Korea/CN2/2009, which was a prevalent subtype in South Korea in 2009, was serially passaged in mice to evaluate its potential to become highly pathogenic...
June 29, 2017: Archives of Virology
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